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Monday, September 10, 2012

Today is day 194 of my "on track" streak!

I rode my bike again today, for two whole miles! It was awesome, and I wasn't as wobbly as I was when I rode my bike last Friday! (Last Friday, I rode my bike for a few minutes...for the first time in two years!) My foot did slip forward on the pedal once, though, and it left a scrape up the back of my ankle that stung a bit. But I didn't let that stop me, I just kept on going. I wanted to ride even more, but by the time I'd gotten about 1.5 miles, my legs and lungs were crying uncle!

So that is my non-scale victory for today...riding my bike! I know that because I did two miles today, I can do two miles tomorrow, and the next day...and that someday, I will be able to do THREE miles if I want to!



When I think back to March 1, when I started my streak, it scares me. I was so obese and unhealthy then. I was not living my life. I was encouraging others, but not doing anything to help myself. Thank God I got started on my streak. Getting started and getting through the first week was the hardest part. So many, many times, I thought about quitting. That first week, I came close to giving up more times than I can remember. I would think "Its okay to go off track, you can start a new streak tomorrow!"

But something inside of me said "Don't stop...just keep going. You're already on your way, you don't need to take the long route! Just keep going forward! No detours!"



"No detours" became my motto to myself. I wrote it on the top of the next 21 pages of my food diary. "NO DETOURS." And I challenged myself to get through 21 days without detouring from my plan. I told myself that if I made it 21 more days in a row, I could go off my streak for a day and start again.



I struggled every day, but I managed to get through those twenty one days. And then I decided; I don't want to get off track! I don't want to start my streak over again! I want to keep going...no detours!



So far, I have managed to stay on track, and every day I thank God for that. I know if I do take a detour someday, I can always make a U-turn and get back on the right path, though. I will arrive at my goal someday!

If you have taken a detour, do your best to get back on the main road, towards your goals. Your future self will thank you in so many ways when you get there!

I'm not at my goal yet, but I am on my way. And I will do my best to get there with no detours!





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KKARENKM 10/16/2012 7:05PM

    2 miles- great!! keep up the good work

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SHERRY28269 9/17/2012 12:21PM

    Great example of celebrating small successes. Keep up the awesome work and your spark streak. emoticon

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MANILUS 9/16/2012 9:48AM

    The right attitude and making it happen, Keep Going!!!!

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EBURGITE 9/15/2012 1:11AM

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CAROLZ1967 9/14/2012 10:41PM

    Very inspirational! Keep up the great work!

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ANASNEWBODY 9/14/2012 9:36PM

    No detours. wow what a powerful statement. I am right next to you. awesome.

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NILLAPEPSI 9/14/2012 9:05PM

    Thanks so much for the inspiration. emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 9/14/2012 7:32PM

    Awesome you are so inspirtional. emoticon

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MCCLARYR 9/14/2012 6:25PM

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IDAHOFLOWER 9/14/2012 1:06PM

    Ok going to get use to biking using stationary bike.
I know no detours, my arthitric knees don't want
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TRICKER20 9/14/2012 11:33AM

  I really like this- I spend too much of my time wishing I was already at my goal. I should just keep going and enjoy the ride because I WILL get there eventually!
Thanks so much!

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FARIS71 9/14/2012 9:35AM

    Just wonderful. No detours. You are an inspiration.

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THEIS58 9/14/2012 5:40AM

    Great blog ! No detours!

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JMARIES51 9/13/2012 12:07PM

    Love, love, love your blog. I am on day 54 and I totally agree with you. The streak is what keeps me going strong. I don't want to break it for anything, not chocolate, not laziness, not boredom, NOTHING! emoticon emoticon

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XRSIZE18 9/13/2012 12:06PM

    Great blog!

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EAGLES_WINGS 9/13/2012 12:05PM

    We won't get down on ourselves! We keep going! Your inspiration is a guiding force in my days lately! I love your blogs and your wonder filled comments on my Spark page. You are the best! Keep going on your streak! I am committing go for a walk today. I was going out earlier but I was not really ready so this afternoon while my laundry is cooking I will be hitting the road for a little walk! One inch at a time! Yesterday, I caved to sleep because I needed it but today, I have energy to keep going! It is one day at a time and we will get there with the help of God, our peers, and our inner motivation to be done with the old ways and onto some better ways and a better life! Keep going GF. You and I are going to kick fat;s butt! Starting right now!!! You go, girl! Love your motivational pictures! Thanks for sharing your passion for a better life! Love you, Karen

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SPARKFRAN514 9/13/2012 1:21AM

    great blog you inspire so many to keep on going and I am one of them. its so fun hearing how you are doing on the trail to a healthy new way of living and eating thanks for being such an inspiration to so many great sayings to keep us going you can do it . emoticon emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 9/12/2012 2:54PM

    I always love these inspirational sign, but some of these I haven't seen before! Thanks and have a good day!

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TANYA210 9/12/2012 11:39AM

    You are an inspiration to us. You never give up and too many of us do. I have restarted my streak yesterday. Thanks for all you do.

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CUPCAKE_PIRATE 9/12/2012 11:05AM

    I'm so happy for you!!! I have grown to love riding my bike, even though I struggle too - love that you're sticking with it!!!! You can do it!!
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LUVTOBOWL 9/11/2012 10:00PM

    Another great blog......I really like the encouraging pictures and their sayings. Congrats Pixie on your Spark streak. emoticon

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DYNAMICDELICIA 9/11/2012 9:17PM

    This was beautifulllll! emoticon !!!! No detours!!!!

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BONNIEBELLE2 9/11/2012 9:12PM

    I love your mantra! You go girl, you are doing fantastic staying on track! Thanks for the motivation!

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DIANER2014 9/11/2012 8:50PM

    Love your blog! emoticon emoticon

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PATTIE441 9/11/2012 2:30PM

    Woo Hoo! I'm pumped!!! emoticon emoticon Thank you girl! You are awesome!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 9/11/2012 2:26PM

    A wonderful blog post! I really like how you came up with that mantra!

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AUNTJAM 9/11/2012 1:56PM

    thank you my emoticon ! I'm right there with you!

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RAINBOWMF 9/11/2012 12:34PM

    A blog to make me smile emoticon just warms my heart.

Thank you Pixie you do so much good for you and us with these blogs.

Hugs Mary

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MANDELOVICH 9/11/2012 12:28PM

    Love it! No detours! That is such an easy mantra to remember, and I really don't want to have to restart my new streak of speaking with loving kindness to my daughter. For a million and one reasons I want no detours!

Thanks for your amazingly positive messages Pixie. They really keep us going! And you are doing so well! Keep on riding!

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JEANNETTE59 9/11/2012 10:47AM

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GLORYB2014 9/11/2012 8:51AM

    AWESOME! I'm on the main road with my eyes straight ahead an NO DETOURS!
Thanks for all the encouragement Pixie and for constantly being an inspiration!
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SIMPLYABUNDANT 9/11/2012 8:26AM

    I love that you have added biking to your fitness plans. What a great feeling that must be! You are so consistent and you keep pushing through. I admire you so much! You have really "got" this whole "lifestyle" thing, Pixie. Lots of people throw that word around and talk it (sometimes to death, I think!), but you are LIVING it!
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KITT52 9/11/2012 8:13AM

    Great job Pixie...you are doing it each and everyday and that is what it takes....

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CATHGREEN8 9/11/2012 7:24AM

    Amazing work, I love how pumped your blogs are. Thanks for sharing!

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123ELAINE456 9/11/2012 1:29AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Congratulations on you Non Scale Victory with the 1.5 Mile Bike Ride.
You Are doing Great. God Bless You snd Have a Wonderful Week.


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JANESLOSS 9/11/2012 12:32AM

    Well done on the bike ride Pixie!!!
Congratulations on another non scale victory!

Big Hugs,

Jane emoticon

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REGILIEH 9/11/2012 12:06AM

    WTG!!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/10/2012 11:18PM

    Yay for not quitting! And great job on your bike! Two miles is awesome!

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YAFENELRA 9/10/2012 11:14PM

    You are doing great, Pixie.

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ANNIEMAE56 9/10/2012 10:38PM

  Awsome job. Great inspriation just what i needed to hear. Keep up the good work

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DIDMIS 9/10/2012 10:31PM

    I love the title "no detours" and you will reach your goal. You girls do a good job with the pictures. I can't. Keep up the good work.
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 9/10/2012 10:24PM

    Great job on the bike ride, Pixie!!! Keep up the great work!! Thanks for sharing the quotes! Love them!

Hugs,

Lainie

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/10/2012 10:00PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU ROCK

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/10/2012 9:53PM

    THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT BLOG PIXIE, AND YEP I REALLY "LIKED" IT TOO
JUST THE WAY THE BALL BOUNCES SIS, LOL!
SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE REALLY COME SO FAR AND YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANDREA0301 9/10/2012 9:41PM

    emoticon so much for another inspiring, motivation blog!!



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SAGELADY2 9/10/2012 8:42PM

    That was so needed for me tonight. I have just felt so disappointed in my exercise. You set goals and then you go for them. Sometimes, life throws speed bumps and you've got to lick your wounds and go on.

Looking back, it's nice. Then, you can see your progress you fought for each and every day. It makes it worthwhile and wonderful all at the same time.

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